Keyword: Dien Bien Phu

Vietnam vets welcome French PM's visit to Dien Bien Phu battle site

French prime minister Édouard Philippe went to the site more than 60 years after the communists' shock victory in the battle there.

Dien Bien Phu: Did the US offer France an A-bomb?

Some in the US appear to have contemplated the use of nuclear weapons as French troops faced defeat by Vietnamese forces in 1954.

Vietnamese general credited with victories over France and US dies

General Vo Nguyen Giap was commander in the battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 which marked the end of French colonial rule over Vietnam.